A Voice to the Voiceless   声なき者への声

Okinawa Prefecture is home to US military bases, and cases in which American servicemen abandon local women and leave them to raise their children alone are not uncommon. For 28 years, New Iberia native and American attorney Annette Callagain fought for those mothers to obtain child support. We follow Annette in her efforts to give the women a voice and ...

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1944 Expulsion of Iberia’s Black Doctors Symposium November 15-16 2019

The Iberia African American Historical Society Sponsors Historical Marker Acknowledging 75th Anniversary of Expulsion of Black Doctors and the NAACP in 1944: Two-Day Symposium and Dedication On November 15-16, 2019 The Iberia African American Historical Society (IAAHS) hosted a community-wide symposium in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the 1944 incident that resulted in the violent expulsion of all of ...

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Historic Marker Honors Dr. Emma Wakefield-Paillet

IAAHS Board of Directors (pictured with New Orleans chef and supporter, Carolyn Shelton, yellow jacket) in front of the newly installed state marker honoring Dr. Wakefield-Paillet. (Photo credit: Lee Ball) The Iberia African American Historical Society erected a state historical marker in honor of New Iberia native, Dr. Emma Wakefield-Paillet, the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in ...

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